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CHALONG: A 43-year-old Belgian man, named by police as Carlo Webers, was killed in a traffic accident on Chaofa Nai Rd early yesterday morning. According to Pol Maj Thanate Poungmanee of Chalong Police Station, Mr Webers was riding a motorcycle into Phuket Town at around 1 am. He was near the Tang Luck restaurant when he was hit by a sedan coming from the opposite direction. Mr Webers’ body was thrown into the air upon impact and landed close to the middle of the road. The car behind the one that hit him could not stop and ran over Mr Webers as he lay on the road. “The second car just couldn’t stop soon enough, so it ran over him. We really don’t know whether [Webers] died because of the first collision or because the second car ran over his chest,” said Pol Maj Thanate. The first sedan was driven by Chaiyaporn Rojjanawittayakul, and the second by Pisit Kertmongkol. Both stopped and remained at the scene of the accident. “We still don’t know whose fault it is,” reported Pol Maj Thanate. “The accident took place at night and there were no witnesses. We are waiting for the results of blood alcohol tests, and we have further questioning to do.” The police found Carlo’s passport on him. While the passport indicates the victim was a tourist, the police believe he might have been a resident.



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Fourteen kilograms of marijuana seized in pre-Songkran drug crackdowns

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Phuket police have sized a total of 14 kilograms of marijuana in three separate cases, including intercepting parcel post yesterday. It’s all part of the annual pre-Songkran drugs crackdown.

Phuket Provincial Police have seized a parcel box sent via Thai Post in Rawai where they found 12 kilograms of marijuana. Police are now tracking down the sender.

In the second case police have arrested 46 years old Kamon ‘Noom’ Teeratrakunchai in Wichit. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana inside a Kerry Express parcel box. The suspect has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

And in the third case Patong police arrested a suspect near a market on Bangla Road in Patong. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana during that arrest. That suspect has also been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

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Emergency crews participate in fire drill at Phuket airport

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PHOTOS: The Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport emergency crews battled fake fires near the main runway today.

Firefighters and rescue workers were deployed on the tarmac as part of regular drills aimed at improving response times and emergency response efficiency. This was the first such drill at the airport this year.

Observing officials reported that the emergency crews were timely and effective in their response during the exercise. The drills follow a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are carried out periodically to check on preparedness for various emergencies.

No flights were reportedly affected by the drill.

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Power outage in parts of Chalong tomorrow

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Residents of Chalong should be aware that there is a scheduled power outage from 9am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) continues its work on high power voltage systems in the area.

The blackouts will affect the areas from the Shell petrol station on Patak Road to Bayshore law office opposite Chalong Beach Hotel on Wiset Road.

As always, the PEA apologises for the inconvenience.

For more information contact the Operations and Maintenance Department of the Provincial Electricity Authority on 07 652 1099 (24 hr)

 

 

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